(The Hosting News) – IBM today announced that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has opened a second cloud data center in the Netherlands, located in Almere, just outside of Amsterdam. The new facility helps meet the rapid growth of IBM Cloud by doubling its SoftLayer capacity in the region, and provides even more options in the country and region for redundant data storage and geographically isolated services, ideal for creating secure and comprehensive backup and recovery strategies.
The Almere data center is securely connected by private network to all SoftLayer data centers around the world. IBM Cloud operates SoftLayer facilities in North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Europe, including data centers in the greater London area, Paris, Frankfurt, and an existing data center in Amsterdam. IBM Cloud customers can leverage this geographic diversity and seamless integration to mitigate business risk by replicating their data or creating redundant operations in multiple locations. In case of unexpected events, a customer can quickly recover their data or balance or reroute workloads between locations.